Smart Approach Blog

Welcome to Guidewire’s blog for property/casualty insurance. Here we'll share our experiences and lessons learned from more than 300 implementation projects. We'll also offer our point of view on industry trends and advice to help you adapt and succeed on your journey of continuous improvement.

IT dollars are scarce in the insurance industry; the IT spend is closely scrutinized and a strong business case is necessary to secure those funds. For this reason, developing a good business case for a Guidewire upgrade project is the first step in getting approval for funding.... Read More >
While actuarial science has been leveraged for decades in insurance pricing, the industry stands to benefit greatly by both expanding the methods being used, and extending those methods to claims operations and underwriting. For example, predictive modelling can help with early identification of people whose injuries are likely to become more severe so that proactive action can be taken. However, using predictive analytics effectively across an entire business can be complicated.... Read More >
Next year is the fortieth anniversary of when Lloyd’s decided to make a dramatic, concrete and steel statement about its past and future.... Read More >
During the recent meeting of the Italian Observatory on Telematics and Connected Insurance, SwissRe presented a white paper, “Unveiling the Full Potential of Telematics”.... Read More >
The UK is becoming a country of renters rather than home-owners according to a recent government whitepaper.... Read More >
In Part One of this blog post series, I discussed some data migration approaches for Guidewire ClaimCenter®.... Read More >
In a recent webinar (Reporting and Data Considerations during Guidewire Core Systems Upgrade), we asked our attendees which core legacy system(s) – Claims, Policy, Billing, or None – they hav... Read More >
In Part One of this blog, I discussed some data migration approaches for Guidewire ClaimCenter®.... Read More >
There is a huge amount of buzz around blockchain and many explanations out there for what it is, and its likely benefits for financial services, especially banking and finance.... Read More >
Where in the world are you most likely to find a connected car? Los Angeles? London? Rome?... Read More >

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